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Just Off Campus Diner

by Peni Griffin Posted 27th Feb 2016 at 10:09 PM
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
The Land Grant University map has a couple of places where a road fronts the river - prime real estate, but too narrow to use with the lot sizes available with Base Game and University. So while I was making date locations for it with Nightlife, I thought I should make a few that utilized that no-doubt expensive turf. The Just Off Campus Diner is typical of many independently-owned small town American diners, closely resembling railroad dining cars in design; nothing but the basics and hoping for a high turnover of customers. In addition to the LGU riverfront locations, it's just the right size and shape to fit in front of the skyscrapers or high rises of an urban neighborhood, serving the imaginary office workers of those imaginary buildings; and it's small and basic enough for the budding OFB entrepreneur with $50K or so burning a hole in his pocket and the courage to tackle running a restaurant.

As for the color scheme - bright colors stimulate the appetite! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Lot Size: 3x1
Lot Price (furnished): $50,122

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the makers of AGS and my architectural advisers in the Creator Feedback forum!

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife
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Just Off Campus Diner.7z | For those dates where you're testing the waters and eating out is all you want.

Size: 257.7 KB · Downloads: 2,117 · 27th Feb 2016
257.7 KB 2,117 27th Feb 2016
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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 27th Feb 2016 at 10:12 PM
This looks really cute, Peni! I'm such a sucker for roadside diners.
Thanks for your hard work.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 7:13 AM
What a cute place. Saves having to make a diner for my modern hood as it will fit into it well. Thanks for sharing!
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#4 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 10:44 AM
Love this! Thanks! It will be a great addition to Land Grant University.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 5:10 PM
Diners are an exotic concept over here, so I'm stealing the layout shamelessly.
Thank you!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 29th Feb 2016 at 2:19 AM
I love the looks of the diner-thank you!!
Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Mar 2016 at 4:08 AM
thank you
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 13th Mar 2016 at 5:37 PM
Nice this! thanks!!!!
Mad Poster
#9 Old 22nd Mar 2016 at 4:37 PM
While I do like making my own lots, for some reason, I don't make diners, and this looks perfect for so many uses! Thanks!
Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Mar 2016 at 4:26 AM
When these are created, do the Workers come with them, or are they for US to work in as an option? Ty
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#11 Old 25th Mar 2016 at 4:23 PM
If you put it down in your neighborhood and send sims there, the NPCs will be generated by the podium and stove.

If you have a sim buy the lot to operate as an owned business, that sim will need to hire employees in order for it to operate when other sims go eat there, and will need someone - employees or family - to help him when you're playing him running it.

I have never played a sim-owned restaurant. It's possible you'll need to replace this podium - the Nightlife podium - with the Open for Business podium in order for it to operate properly as an owned lot. But somebody out there knows the answer to that.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . Widespot,Widespot RFD: The Subhood, and Land Grant University are all available here. In case you care.)
#12 Old 11th Apr 2016 at 2:16 AM
I enjoyed reading your descriptions almost more than viewing the pictures themselves! LOL!! Great lot, am inspired to put it in the University.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 17th Apr 2016 at 7:10 PM
Going into my military hood! I've been moving office, but finally downloading this one. Thanks, Peni.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 2:50 AM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 4th Aug 2018 at 10:02 PM
This is great, thank you!
#16 Old 16th Aug 2018 at 1:30 AM
Looks fabulous in game and can't wait to play it!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 24th Jan 2019 at 12:29 PM
The idea is cool, but I tested - and you cannot put a restaurant into University hood, it will not function there
Any tips, or may be there's a mod already to do it?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#18 Old 24th Jan 2019 at 8:45 PM
I, and several other people I know, have used this and the bar and grill in various University subhoods with no problem and no prep. Test it in a game set up with no Downloads. Something odd like this has almost got to be a mod conflict.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . Widespot,Widespot RFD: The Subhood, and Land Grant University are all available here. In case you care.)